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Case TitleWildEarth Guardians v. Bureau of Land Management
DistrictDistrict of New Mexico
Case Number1:2021cv01218
Date Filed2021-12-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Kevin R. Sweazea
PlaintiffWildEarth Guardians
Case DescriptionWildEarth Guardians submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Land Management for records concerning grazing permits for the Rio Puerco Resource Area. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request but after hearing nothing further from the agency, WildEarth Guardians filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Bureau of Land Management
DefendantKymm Gresset Field Manager of BLM's Rio Puerco Field Office
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2021-12-271COMPLAINT for FOIA Relief against All Defendants ( Filing Fee - Online Payment), filed by WildEarth Guardians. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Public Law, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit Expert Report, # 6 Exhibit Bureau Reclamation report, # 7 Exhibit the Saltcedar EA, # 8 Exhibit trespass documentation, # 9 Exhibit Court's prior Order, # 10 Exhibit Court's prior Order, # 11 Exhibit IBLA 2016-203, # 12 Exhibit FOIA letter Nov. 12, # 13 Exhibit FOIA letter Dec. 6)(Childress, Sidney) (Entered: 12/27/2021)
2021-12-27Filing and Administrative Fees Received: $ 402 receipt number ANMDC-8049585 re 1 Complaint,, filed by WildEarth Guardians (Payment made via, Sidney) (Entered: 12/27/2021)
2021-12-272NOTICE by WildEarth Guardians re 1 Complaint,, Civil Cover Sheet (Childress, Sidney) (Entered: 12/27/2021)
2021-12-28United States Magistrate Judge Kevin R. Sweazea and United States Magistrate Judge Laura Fashing assigned. (dr) (Entered: 12/28/2021)
2021-12-283PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that this case has been randomly assigned to United States Magistrate Judge Kevin R. Sweazea to conduct dispositive proceedings in this matter, including motions and trial. Appeal from a judgment entered by a Magistrate Judge will be to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. It is the responsibility of the case filer to serve a copy of this Notice upon all parties with the summons and complaint. Consent is strictly voluntary, and a party is free to withhold consent without adverse consequences. Should a party choose to consent, notice should be made no later than 21 days after entry of the Order setting the Rule 16 Initial Scheduling Conference. For e-filers, visit our Web site at for more information and instructions. [THIS IS A TEXT-ONLY ENTRY. THERE ARE NO DOCUMENTS ATTACHED.] (dr) (Entered: 12/28/2021)
2021-12-284Corporate Disclosure Statement by WildEarth Guardians (Childress, Sidney) (Entered: 12/28/2021)
2021-12-28Summons Issued as to Kymm Gresset, U.S. Bureau of Land Management. (dr) (Entered: 12/28/2021)
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